Friday, May 16, 2014

To All The Boys I've Loved Before Review

To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)

TITLE: To All The Boys I've Loved Before
AUTHOR: Jenny Han
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
PAGES: 368

BACK COVER SUMMARY: Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren't love letters than anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she's written. One for every boy she's ever loved--five in all. When she writes, she can pour out her heart and soul and say all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control.

OVERALL IMPRESSION: The beginning was a little bit slow moving, but about 60 pages in, it picks up and starts to get interesting. This was cute, and a really good example of the perfect contemporary read. I was expecting it to delve more into each of the letters and maybe go on to explain more about each of the boys that Lara Jean felt she was in love with, but this is more about what Lara Jean does after she discovers the letters have been sent out and doesn't really have a whole lot to do with the letters themselves.

CHARACTERS: I can really relate to the main character, Lara Jean. On page 32, she talks about her fear of driving, and it sounds exactly like me. She's also into scrapbooking, which I love as well. I loved the relationship between Lara Jean, Kitty and Margo. It is the exact relationship that I would want if I had sisters. 

COVER:  I like the cover. I like the glimpse into Lara Jean's room and I like the handwritten font of the title.

**I received an ARC of this book from Amazon Vine for my honest review.


  1. It's always a good sign when you can connect with a character on a personal level, and it looks like you did with Lara.

    I haven't read this one yet, but it does sound like a contemporary standard.

    Lovely review, Stacey!

  2. Great review, Stacey! This sounds like a fun and sweet read and I love it when a character really relates to you that way! I'll have to give it a try! :)


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